Athletics & Recreation

Vancouver IslandUniversity

Athletics and Recreation

Athletics & Recreation

Gym & Weight Room Hours - Summer 2023

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

*Spring Semester Exam Period Hours

  • April 17-27: Weight room is open from 12pm-1pm and 4pm-7:30pm
  • There will be no open gym hours during these dates

Drop-in gym floor hours change every week. Please email, call 250-740-6418, visit @viugym on Instagram, or drop by the gym for up to date drop-in times.

Our Programs

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation offers exceptional experiences for students in a wide range of adventurous activities on land, sea, and snow. Our guided experiences include equipment, transportation, accommodation, leadership, and instruction.

Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports

It’s time to play! Our popular semester-long intramural sport leagues and one-day tournaments and special events will keep you active and having fun. Form a team with friends or sign up to meet fellow students. Competitive and recreational levels are offered.

Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes

Take your health to the next level with our series of fitness and lifestyle classes! Conveniently held at the VIU Gym and we welcome students and non-students to register. Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available in a variety of activities and exercises.

Facilities & Services

Facilities & Services

The VIU Gym features a weight room, changerooms with showers, and locker rentals. Access is free for VIU students and alumni and community members are also welcome. The gym is also available to be rented by community groups—contact us for more information.

Mariners Athletics

VIU Mariners Athletics

VIU's varsity men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and soccer teams compete in the PACWEST conference of the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association. Join passionate fans at Mariners games and enjoy championship-calibre athletics!


Meet the Team


Student Employment

VIU Athletics and Recreation endeavours to provide students with meaningful work opportunities while studying at VIU. Every year, students play vital roles in the successful operation of our gym facilities, recreation programs, summer youth camps, and VIU Mariners game days & tournaments.

If you have an interest in working in sport and recreation, we want to hear from you! As well, watch for active links and positions posted on Student Employment.

Mariners Athletics and Recreation 

VIU Athletics & Recreation engages and supports the student experience by fostering meaningful connections, wellness, and personal growth through exceptional sport, recreation, and lifestyle activities.

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